Our History

After years of searching for classic, luxury handbags that were leather-free, Jill Fraser founded Jill Milan in 2010 with her partner, Milan Lazich.

Each bag is made in Italy by artisans who have a heritage of crafting the best luxury accessories in the world. Every bag is a work of art, an individual creation designed for modern women. Bags are sewn by hand and the metalwork on Jill Milan's bags are handmade. Entirely free of leather, fur and other animal-derived materials, Jill Milan handbags and accessories are made from natural, luxurious materials such as velvets, ultrasuedes and buttery-soft faux leathers.


With a strong commitment to animal welfare charities, Jill Milan donates to numerous animal welfare organizations.

A portion of Jill Milan proceeds are donated to organizations that rescue and retrain former racehorses. Without the aid of these non-profit groups, frequently horses are at risk of being shipped to Canada or to Mexico for slaughter.

The charities who rescue these horses retrain them for second careers in other equestrian sports or as pleasure horses. Jill Milan is delighted to aid them in their important work.